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M. Gail Ryder

Phone: 425-450-4240

Legal Assistant

Christine Stern

Direct: 425-450-4228


Milan's practice primarily focuses on complex business transactions covering a wide range of industries, including health care, real estate, construction, food service, retail, communications, accounting and medical services.  In addition to his transactional work, Milan assists business clients with the formation of business entities, joint ventures, purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, business operating agreements, facility management agreements and employment agreements. Milan has served as general counsel for numerous real estate development projects, including shopping centers, apartment complexes, marinas, restaurants, ranches, orchards, residential condominiums, hospitals, nursing homes, medical office buildings, retail projects and commercial projects. His practice includes extensive borrower and lender transactions involving both real and personal property and including the private placement of securities. Milan also has unique expertise in hospital, nursing home and medical facility development, financing and purchase/sale agreements. Milan has served as the president of Inslee Best for many years and as chairman of the Business Transactions group.

Honors, Awards & Special Recognition

  • Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating obtainable for bar association members

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Rotary, Member, President and various active committee chairs
  • YMCA - Bellevue Downtown Council, Past Board Member and Past Chairman
  • East King County Conventions & Visitors Bureau, Past Board Member and Past Chairman
  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Legal Counsel
  • Lake Washington School District, Past PTA President
  • Kirkland American Little League, Past Coach
  • Lake Washington Soccer Association, Past Coach


Gail is an avid golfer, skier, fisherman and hunter.